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Kenny Carberry Honors Military with First Ever Big-Block Win    
 
New Egypt, NJ (May 23, 2009)
– Ken Carberry of Levittown, PA won his first ever big-block Modified feature Saturday night as he captured the 30 lap Joy Auto Parts Medal of Honor event at New Egypt Speedway. Despite being very fast each and every week, Carberry had experienced numerous problems which continually halted his efforts. However on this evening, Carberry, who has won numerous open-cockpit races, finally broke thru for his first ever big-block victory by holding off perennial winner Billy Pauch in the closing stages of the race.

“This one is for my dad, He really loves these cars and I am glad we could win one for him,” stated Carberry in victory lane, “You were able to get a good bite up top and that is where I like to run, so it worked out perfect for us.”

 

Carberry took advantage of his outside pole starting spot to vault into the lead at the start of the event followed by Ron John Koczon and John Stangle. With no cautions to slow the action over the first 11 laps, Carberry took full advantage as he opened up a comfortable lead on the field with the exception of Mark Forte, Jr. and Tim Tanner, Jr. who kept pace with the leader.  At this point, defending champ Billy Pauch was on the move as he grabbed third from Tanner and was looking like he may be the driver to beat. But Carberry and Forte proved to have a little too much as they raged on with their battle for the lead while Pauch chased after them. With ten laps remaining, Rick Laubach moved into the picture and soon occupied Pauch’s attention as he tried to steal third. Laubach actually took third for a couple of laps until Pauch grabbed it back again, and the final 5 laps saw Pauch and Laubach move in and challenge Forte for the runner-up spot. With just three laps left, they both slipped under Forte but neither had anything for Carberry who surged to the finish in impressive fashion.  Pauch settled for a hard fought second, with Laubach equally impressive taking third. Forte. Jr. settled for fourth and Bob Drayton rode a late race charge to his second straight top five finish.

Jon Haegele won his first feature of 2009 in the 20 lap Crate-1 Sportsman feature. Last week’s winner Pat Wall finished second, marking his third straight finish in the top two in the three races run to date. John Micek came home third, chased by last week’s Sportsman winner Ryan Forte and last time Crate-1 winner Bryan Papiez.

Opening night winner Todd Cray of Trenton, NJ, got back to his winning ways in the 20 lap Super Stock feature event. The defending champion bounced back from a mid-race tangle to easily cruise to his ninth career win at NES. Jason Bubeck drove a smooth race to finish second, while George Marrero came home in third. Marty Derr and Mick Search rounded out the top five.

In the Advantage Financial/Cradle Rock Developers Rookie Sportsman series, D.J. Ruppert won his third in a row, capturing the 8 lap feature event. Ruppert has taken over the Rookie point lead with this win. Brian Roemer, who won the first three Rookie features this season, raced home second, followed by Ryan Hoffman.   
 
Next Saturday night, May 30, New Egypt Speedway presents Faster Pastor Night, presented by Agin Signs and K & A Excavating. The racing will feature a full card of Big-Block Modifieds, Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks & Rookies. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with the first race starting at 6:30 pm.  For more information, call the speedway office at (609) 758-1900 or log on to www.newegyptspeedway.net.

 

NES RESULTS 5/23/09
 
MODIFIED RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Rick Laubach 2. Mark Forte Jr. 3. Frank Cozze 4. Rick Holsten 5. Tad Cox 6. John Salvatore Jr. 
2nd Heat: 1. Billy Pauch 2. Bucky Kell 3. Kenny Carberry 4. Mike McAleer 5. John McClelland 6. Tommy Beamer
3rd Heat: 1. John Stangle 2. Ron John Koczon 3. Tim Tanner Jr. 4. Bob Drayton 5. Dominick Buffalino 6. Tom Carberry Jr. 
B-Main: 1. Sam Martz 2. Dan Waisempacher 3. Mike Hendershot 4. Frank Cozze Jr. 5. Mike Krachun 6. Brad Freeman 7. Pat Wall 8. Marc Herman
Fan's Prov: John Miloszar

 

Feature (30 Laps): 1. Ken Carberry 2. Billy Pauch 3. Rick Laubach 4. Mark Forte Jr. 5. Bob Drayton 6. Tim Tanner Jr. 7. Mike McAleer 8. Frank Cozze 9. Dominick Buffalino 10. Bucky Kell 11. Mike Krachun 12. Ron John Koczon 13. Sam Martz 14. Mike Hendershot 15. Tommy Beamer 16. Dan Waisempacher 17. Brad Freeman 18. Tad Cox 19. Rick Holsten 20. Frank Cozze Jr. 21. John Salvatore Jr. 22. Marc Herman 23. John McClelland 24. John Stangle 25. Tom Carberry 26. John Miloszar DNS: Pat Wall.

 

DNQ: Chris Allen Jr., Kenny Huchko, Johnny Guarino, Gary Butler, Jim Robertson, Mark Forte Sr., Ryan Tidman.
 
CRATE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
1st Heat: Jon Haegele 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Lee Allen 4. Rob Stump 5. Gabe Fox 6. Pat Wall

 

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Jon Haegele 2. Pat Wall 3. John Micek 4. Ryan Forte 5. Bryan Papiez 6. Bobby Dmuchowski 7. Bryan Kuhl 8. Matt Vaillancourt 9. Rob Stump 10. George Idell Jr. 11. Lee Allen 12. Tom Raneri 13. Gabe Fox 14. Ryan Simmons 
 
SUPER STOCK RESULTS
1st Heat: 1. Mike Vaccaro 2. Jason Bubeck 3. Nick Vasquez 4. George Quinlan 5. Tony Giglio 6. Mick Search
2nd Heat: 1. Todd Cray 2. Marty Derr 3. Billy Bauer 4. Norm Saxton 5. Ken Guyer 6. Larry Bubeck

 

Feature (20 Laps): 1. Todd Cray 2. Jason Bubeck 3. George Marrero 4. Marty Derr 5. Mick Search 6. Kevin Bifulco 7. George Quinlan 8. Tony Giglio 9. Larry Bubeck 10. Charlie Gunner 11. Jesse McLaughlin 12. Dennis Seely Jr. 13. Billy Bauer 14. Nick Vasquez 15. Mike Vaccaro 16. Jason Dooley 17. Norm Saxton 18. Kenny Guyer 19. Al Burdge 20. Jerry Confer DNS: Chris Vadasz 
 
ROOKIE SPORTSMAN RESULTS
Feature (8 Laps): 1. DJ Ruppert 2. Brian Roemer 3. Ryan Hoffman 4. Harris Kohen 5. Ryan Simmons 6. Matt Vaillancourt